The Warring States (Zhan Guo) (2011)

The Warring States (Zhan Guo)

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Rival Chinese military strategists Sun Bin (Sun Hong-lei) and Pang Juan (Francis Ng) clash in this historic war adventure set during the Era of Warring States. From 475 B.C. to 221 B.C., China was in turmoil. Sun Bin and Pang Juan were two of the brightest military strategists of their time. Eventually, Pang found great success as the commanding general of the Wei state. However, his jealousy over Sun's close relationship with their mentor drove Pang to frame his rival for treason. Later, after … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
Directed By: ,
Written By: Shen Jie
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 15, 2011
Box Office: $68.0k
Runtime:
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A morass of melodramatic romance, torture, and suicide.

Full Review… | April 25, 2011
Village Voice
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The writer, Shen Jian, and the director, Jing Chen, have made no concessions to the non-Chinese viewer in their compressed, chaotic narrative.

Full Review… | April 22, 2011
New York Times
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This busy attempt at merging large-scale CGI action filmmaking with outsized historical drama is unremarkable.

Full Review… | April 21, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | April 28, 2011
Variety
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Thrilling and exhilarating. Prepare to be at the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Full Review… | May 13, 2011
NYC Movie Guru

Director Jin Chen's grand historical epic evinces some impressive costume design and much natural scenic beauty, but never locates a particularly persuasive or enrapturing tone.

Full Review… | April 25, 2011
Screen International

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